The Academic Skills Centre’s top tips for surviving exams
The exam period always comes around quickly, so it is a good idea to integrate some revision into your weekly routine earlier rather than later. This way, it will become a habit and you will not have to squeeze it into an already packed timetable later on.
There are a few things to remember when getting into the revision mentality needed to be successful in exams:
It is inevitable that exams will bring up some feelings of stress and anxiety but, if you have prepared well, these can be mitigated into non-existence. As well as the tips outlined above, there are several lifestyle hacks you can incorporate to stave-off the jitters and increase your confidence:
The Academic Skills Centre runs workshops in revision and exam technique at various times of the year, open to all students. You can check availability and book your place by visiting our intranet site. Undergraduate students can also book up to four 1-1 meetings with Academic Skills Advisors per year, in which they can discuss any information literacy and retrieval problems, including referencing, and study-related issues, including exams and revision.
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